Introduction to freestyle

So you want to become the new Rodney Mullen? The basics are really easy and the combinations are endless.


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  • Tip 1: Understand the meaning of 'freestyle'. This means you can do anything you want, if it feels good to you! This means dancing on your board is also freestyle in a way (but seriously guys, don't...).


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  • Tip 2: Combine tricks. It's really impressive what you can do with some really easy basic tricks. I suggest you practise the shove-it, walk-the-dog, pivots, end overs and multiple 360's first. Then just be creative and combine these tricks into long combos.

    Later you can work your way up and replace the shove-it's by bigspins. Combining tricks with manuals is a lot of fun as well. It's a little harder, but it sure feels good when you've mastered it.


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  • Tip 3: A simple trick like end overs can be the backbone of your freestyle combo, but you might want to throw in some sweet looking freestyle tricks, such as casper flips and primo/reemo tricks.

  • Tip 4: Don't be afraid to use your hands, or put a foot on the ground while doing a trick. Try to invent new ways to use your board. To give some examples: casper, railstand, handstand, truckstand, pogo air... What you do and how you do it really doesn't matter, as long as it's fun. That's my opinion on freestyling (and skateboarding in general).

Now jump on your board (or jump off it, remember tip 4?) and have fun freestyling!

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dont forget freestyle grinds like the darkslide (Y)
dont forget freestyle grinds like the darkslide

daman123
5 years ago

[quote=daman123]dont forget freestyle grinds like the darkslide (Y) [/quote] man darkslides break u skate, but it sure feels good, fats shoudn't try this

daman123 said:
dont forget freestyle grinds like the darkslide



man darkslides break u skate, but it sure feels good, fats shoudn't try this

cortez
5 years ago

i FREESTYLE A LOT. I COMBINE STREET WITH FREESTYLE. kICK FLIP INTO CASPER SHUVIT OUT :D
i FREESTYLE A LOT. I COMBINE STREET WITH FREESTYLE. kICK FLIP INTO CASPER SHUVIT OUT

roshikuru
5 years ago

i do a lot of freesyle and been practising pivot to 360 shuv it. its easy after a couple of tries.
i do a lot of freesyle and been practising pivot to 360 shuv it. its easy after a couple of tries.

krook
5 years ago

i try manual 540s but i cant land them most of the time help? :/
i try manual 540s but i cant land them most of the time help?

edit Last edited by snap 5 years ago

snap
5 years ago

You really helpful thanks.
You really helpful thanks.

the_skater123
5 years ago

Thanks. (Y) . I love to freestyle its my favorite type of skateboarding.
Thanks. . I love to freestyle its my favorite type of skateboarding.

TREANNATOR789
5 years ago

Great tips
Great tips

tomma121
5 years ago

good tips free style is great
good tips



free style is great

enjoime
4 years ago

i like to flamingo to a casper shuvit
i like to flamingo to a casper shuvit

Skylersk85225
4 years ago

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